Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand decided that she needed to remove XXXTentacion from her playlist after major backlash!
On Monday, the New York Times published an article highlighting each of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates’ campaign playlists.
When New York Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s playlist came up and surprisingly the late XXXTentacion was a major topic of conversation.
This struck many fans as odd given the Senator has been extremely vocal about addressing women’s issues in her campaign. The problem that arises when thinking about XXXTentacion surrounds his past when it comes to the criminal justice system.
Back in 2016, X was arrested for alleged aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, witness tampering, and witness harassment. However, the domestic battery case was eventually closed by a judge after his death.
A rep from Gillibrand’s campaign did inform the Times that the song was removed from the playlist back in the spring. Aside from music from X, songs like Jay-Z’s New York ode “Empire State of Mind” (featuring Alicia Keys), Queen Latifah’s “Ladies First” and Lizzo’s “Good as Hell” were on her playlist.
Take a listen to the XXXtentacion song that we are referring to below!